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Tyson Pedro is an Australian professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Occupation||Mixed martial artist|
Tyson Pedro was born on September 17, 1991 (age 31 years) in Penrith, Australia. His father, John Pedro, is famous for bringing MMA to Australia. Pedro’s brother-in-law is UFC heavyweight fighter Tai Tuivasa. He is an Australian of Spanish and American Samoan heritage. He played junior rugby league for St Dominic’s College as a teenager but gave the sport away to focus on martial arts.
Pedro is the son of John Pedro, who owned King of the Cage in Australia and was one of the exponent MMA and fighters who fought in the first cage fight in Australia. With seven black belts of different combat sports styles, Pedro was introduced to Japanese jiu-jitsu at the age of 4. From jujutsu, he progressed to boxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu before eventually fighting MMA.
Mixed martial arts career
After winning over Kiwi Steven Warby at Australian Fighting Championship 17 via rear-naked choke, Tyson Pedro called UFC president Dana White and personally asked him to fight at UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Brunson in Melbourne, should any fighters pull out from the event. He was added to the card after Luke Rockhold withdrew from the event due to a sprained anterior cruciate ligament.
Pedro made his promotional debut against Khalil Rountree on November 15, 2016, at UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Brunson. He won the fight via submission in round 1, for which he was awarded a Performance of the Night bonus.
He faced Paul Craig on March 4, 2017, at UFC 209. He won the fight via first-round TKO. Pedro fought Ilir Latifi on September 9, 2017, at UFC 215. Latifi won the fight via unanimous decision, handing Pedro his first professional loss.
Tyson Pedro faced Saparbek Safarov on February 11, 2018, at UFC 221. He won the fight via submission due to a kimura in the first round. He faced Ovince Saint Preux on June 23, 2018, at UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Edwards. He lost the fight via submission in the first round.
On August 10, 2018, it was revealed that Pedro had signed a new, six-fight contract with the UFC. Pedro faced Maurício Rua on December 2, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 142. Rua defeated Pedro via technical knockout in round three, finishing Pedro after he suffered a leg injury and was unable to defend himself.
Pedro was sidelined for all of 2019 as he recovered from knee reconstruction surgery. Pedro was scheduled to face Vinicius Moreira on February 23, 2020, at UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker. However, Pedro pulled out of the fight in early January citing an undisclosed injury.
After a three-year absence from fighting, Pedro returned to face Ike Villanueva on April 23, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 205. He won the fight via knockout in the first round.
Tyson Pedro faced Harry Hunsucker on August 20, 2022, at UFC 278. He won the fight after stopping Hunsucker with a front kick to the body and ground and pound.
He was scheduled to face Zhang Mingyang on February 12, 2023, at UFC 284. However, Mingyang withdrew for unknown reasons and was replaced by Modestas Bukauskas. He lost the fight via unanimous decision. He faced Anton Turkalj on September 10, 2023, at UFC 293. He won the fight via first-round KO.
Tyson Pedro is a married man as of August 2023. The UFC fighter rarely speaks about his wife and children. However, Pedro is a fan of the Penrith Panthers, a professional Rugby league team in Australia. As of December 2017, Pedro hosted “The Halfcast Podcast” with Tai Tuivasa as co-host. He is named after former undisputed heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson.
Tyson Pedro net worth
How much is Tyson Pedro worth? Tyson Pedro net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a mixed martial artist. Tyson Pedro’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $450,000 dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential mixed martial artists in Australia. He stands at an appealing height of 1.91m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.